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Welcome to my review of Buddha Teas Hibiscus Tea.
Reviewing teas like this is a little tricky sometimes. I think many people just assume that the difference between teas is often too small to be noticeable.
That is not the case. Good tea and bad teas are night and day. Just like any other product really.
The tricky part is conveying the difference in the products to your readers. And ultimately this is just my opinion. Please just use it as a guide and not an absolute.
Let’s get into our look at the Buddha Teas offering.
Who Are Buddha Teas?
Buddha Teas is an online retailer of a huge selection of teas and herbal infusions. They have one of the most extensive collections of herbal teas you can find online.
Including the focus of the review, their Hibiscus Tea offering. This tea comes in bagged packaging only.
There is no loose-leaf option available on their site. Each box comes with 18 bleach-free bags of hibiscus tea. And you can purchase up to 6 boxes in bulk for a small discount.
The suggested Steeping instructions from Buddha Tea are as follows
- 205°F Water Temperature
- Cover And Steep For At Least 3 minutes or To Taste
- Use one Bag Per Serving
What is Hibiscus Tea?
Hibiscus tea is a deep red infusion of water and the Hibiscus flower. Dried petals of the flower are mixed with the water to produce a healthy vitamin c and anti-oxidant rich herbal tea that is beloved the world over. You can learn more about the Hibiscus plant here(source).
The Taste And Aroma
This is the part you have been waiting for I reckon. After all, this is really the main thing that matter when it comes to a cup of tea.
How does it taste? It is excellent. Let’s just get it out of the way right off the bat. This hibiscus tea has a wonderfully tart fruity flavor that delivers in spades.
There are also some very distinct floral notes and a slight natural sweetness that makes this tea a joy to drink straight up.
I try not to add anything to my teas unless I am trying out a new blend or flavor combination. So having a tea taste great without any additives is perfect for me.
Packaging and Presentation
The packaging for Buddha Teas is very consistent across the board. The boxes that their bagged tea comes in is familiar with typically only the writing and color of the box being different.
It gives you a sense of comfort when you see the care that goes into what is essentially just a cardboard box.
The packaging of the leaves themselves is also very good. They used unbleached tea bags so all you get is the flavor of the tea and nothing else.
They are high quality and I have rarely if ever, had one that was torn or damaged in a way that made it unusable.
Tea Leaf Quality
For this part of a review I like to take a look at the tea leaves to see if they are any good before they are steeped.
For bagged teas, I open three bags to see if there is a consistent and quality product inside.
Don’t worry though, I put the tea into my infuser so the leaves don’t go to waste.
What I found with Buddha Teas hibiscus tea is a very good level of leaf quality.
The petals looked good and there was minimal junk, like stems or roots in with the petals.
Everything looked great and the resulting tea was excellent and just as expected.
My Overall Enjoyment
This part of the review is completely subjective. It is just the overall personal experience of this tea.
For Buddha Teas Hibiscus Tea I found it to be a very enjoyable experience. The bagged tea leaves were consistent and produced a great cup of tea.
I really enjoyed taking in the wonderful flowery aroma of this fine hibiscus tea offering.
Breathing in that fruit floral smell right before the hibiscus tea hits your lips is a wonderful feeling and this tea does not come up short in this regard.
My only complaint, really, is that there was not a loose leaf option available from Buddha Teas.
This seems to be a recurring theme among their herbal teas in particular. Only a few of the most popular ones have a loose leaf option.
Still, the quality of the non-bleached bags they use for their tea is very good so no loose leaf options is not a huge deal.
A very good tea from Buddha Teas. I have always been a fan of this company. Particularly their green teas. You can find more of their great green teas in our “best of” article here.
But they have really shown an incredible consistency across all of their offerings and this wonderful Hibiscus is another example of their fine work.
It is too early to tell if this is the best Hibiscus tea I have had so far this year but it is definitely in the running.
We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds but I feel like this is going to be a shoo-in for our best hibiscus teas list when we finally get it finished.
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